Slipstones

Climbs 251 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Access notes
Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999),
Out of print: North East England (2003), Yorkshire Gritstone (1990)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 BUTTRESS 1 - FAR LEFT BUTTRESS 
2ExtremitiesE1 5c
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *
4Paul's Arete Right HandE1 5b **
5Steve's WallE1 5b **
6Heather CrackD
7Heather Wallf4
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+
 BUTTRESS 2 - ESCALATOR WALL 
10Roofed Cornerf2+ vdiff
11Little Aretef4
12Little Cornerf2 d
13Fingercrack cornerVD *
14Overhanging Crackf2+ vdiff
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b *
17Not So Tight ChimneyVD
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5b *
19Space TruckinE1 5b *
20EscalatorHVS 5a **
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *
22Mantelshelf CrackVD
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a
24StaircaseM
25Mantelshelf WallVS 4c
26Cold WallVS 4c
27Hole in the WallHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 3 - BELDIN BLOCK 
29Left Edgef2+ d
30Inside LeftS 4a
31Old CornerVD
32Petch's GrooveS 4a
33Groove EliminateHS 4b
34Twenty Foot CrackHVD 4a
35North WallHVS 5b
36OffspringHVS 5c
37Tranmire AreteMS 4a **
38Tranmire CrackVS 5b
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *
40TwixtHVS 5a
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **
42The HandrailHVS 5a
43West face eliminateE2 6a
44Low Level Traversef6B+ 6b **
45Beldin DirectE1 5b *
46Beldin VariationE1 5b *
47BeldinHVS 5b **
48Original RouteHVS 5a ***
49gollinglithE1 5b **
50TachyonE2 5c *
51ZoomHVS 5b ***
52AtomicE3 6a ***
53Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *
54Barnley CrackS 4a *
55Barnley WallHS 4b *
56Ulfers CrackHVD 4a **
 BUTTRESS 4 - WISE CRACK 
58Forever OnwardE1 5c
59Timeless DivideE2 6a
60Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 6a
61Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C 6c **
62Agretef6B hvs 5c
63Agra DirectHVS 5c
64AgraHVS 5b ***
65Agra Right HandHVS 5b
66Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b
67Narrow MarginE2 6a
68WisecrackHVS 5c ***
69Wisecrack Direct Startf6C
70Wisecrack Superdirectf7B hvs 6b
71Alan's AreteVS 5b
72Mark Turner's RockoverVS 5a
73Shine OnVD
74Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 4c
75Mantel Onf4 s 4c
76Groove Onf3 vd 4a
 BUTTRESS 5 - BAIT 
78Wall ClimbD
79Block AreteHS 4b
80Beta BlockerE1 5b *
81ImpregnableE2 6a **
82Get NervousE2 5c
83Chockstone OverhangHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 6 - SQUAWKS 
85Self SuicideV8
86Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *
87Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *
88Undercut FlakeHS 4b **
89TiltHVS 5a
90Flakeout AreteHVS 5a
91Dark CleftVD
92Face to FaceVS 4b
 BUTTRESS 7 - SEVENS & EIGHTS 
94Forever YoungE2 6a
95Seven Up - Variation StartE3 6a
96Seven UpE2 5c **
97Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a
98FuserVD
99Tony's TormentHVS 6a
100Ian's Irritationf6B+
101Wedge Down CrackHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 8 - SEVENS & EIGHTS 
103Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *
104Dennis In DarloE1 5c
105Barren WasteE2 5c
106Easy GrooveD
107Edge RouteM
 BUTTRESS 9 - INCONSEQUENTIAL WALL 
109Inconsequential Traversenone 5c
110Little AreteVD
111Roofed ChimneyM
112Awkward FinishD
113Staircase MantelD
 BUTTRESS 10 - SOWDEN 
115Low Level TraverseHVS 5b
116Chris CrossE1 5c
117Left AreteVD
118Frank's WallD
119Scratch and GoVD
120Right AreteVD
121Problem WallHVS 5b
122Left WallVD *
123Sowden left handE1 5b *
124SowdenHVS 5a **
125SinbadE3 6b *
126Space plucksE3 6a **
127ForthrightE2 5c
128Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c
129Witton WallS
 BUTTRESS 11 - LEAN BUTTRESS 
131Half Way ChockstoneD
132Central Bay RouteHD
133PsycheHVS 5c
134Leany MeanyE1 5c *
135KillerE4 6b
136RipperE1 5c ***
137Ripper Right HandE3 6c
138UnforgivenE1 5c *
139Emergency hatHS 5a/b
140The FoxHS 5b
 BUTTRESS 12 - MARR'S 
142Picnic WallD
143Cummin's RouteHVS 5b
144Christopher RobinHS 4b
145Right WallHVS 5c
146Marr's RouteVS 5a **
147Da's RouteVS 5a
148ModeratorM
149Pa's RouteMS
150Gully WallS 4b
151Little GullyM
 BUTTRESS 13 - LEFT TWIN 
153Friday The ThirteenthV3
154sunday 20thV4 6b *
155SlipwayV4 6a
 BUTTRESS 13 - RIGHT TWIN 
157Siamese BridgeD
158Right Hand TwinV2 ***
159Leaning WallV5 ***
160Strictly PersonalV4 **
161Brush Upf5 5b
 BUTTRESS 14 - THE DECK 
163Pothole ChimneyD
164Jack the LadVS 4c
165String VestHVS 6a
166Withering HeightsHVS 5c
167Aces High Left HandVS 4c
168Aces HighVS 4c **
169Aces High Right HandS 4b
170TrumpsVS 4c *
171Trumps Right HandHS 4b
 BUTTRESS 15 - ELLINGSTRING BUTTRESS 
173Heather WallD
174Itchy and ScratchyVD
175Pinnacle ChimneyD
176Two Startled SheepVS 5b
177Yaud WallVS 5a
178EllingstringVS 4c
179DiagonalVS 4b
180GymnastVS 5a
181FiddlesticksVS 5b
182GirgleVD
 BUTTRESS 16 - STAINTHORPE'S WALL 
184Sweet SixteenVD
185FearbyVS 4b
186Alan's WallHVS 5a **
187Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *
188Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *
189Only SixteenE1 5b
190FascionationbyE2 5c
 BUTTRESS 17 - HAPPY DAZE 
192Jug Handle Pull UpVD
193Wall CentreVS 4b *
194Happy DazeVS 4c
195Double MantleshelfVD
196Out on BailHVS 5c
197Right EdgeVS 5b
 BUTTRESS 18 - WORTHLESS BUTTRESS 
199Easy MantleshelfD
200Right Arêtenone 4b
 BUTTRESS 19 - LAY BY 
202Rock OverVS 4c
203Hand TraverseD
204Lay-By AreteV8 ***
205Lay-byHVS 6a
206Little BaldyV7
207Rock On Left-handV4 **
208Rock OnHVS 5c *
209Rock OffHVS 5b
210All OffHVS 5a
 BUTTRESS 20 - OVERHANGING ARETE 
212Ten Foot ModerateM
213Ten Foot Aretef4
214Twenty SomethingVS 4c
215Overhanging AreteV1 **
216Reason and Rowanf6A+
217Flaky WallHS 4b
218Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **
219Left WallHVD
220Two ChockstonesD
221Right OverhangD
 LOWER TIER - TEA PARTY SLABS 
223Welcome WallVS 4b
224Stereo AndroidVS 4c
225Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 5c
226Stereo Right HandS
227Tommy's DilemmaVD
228Gypsy WhamHD
229Tea Party SlabVS 5a
230Question of BalanceVS 5c
231Right Edge (II)VS 5b
 THE SON - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON) 
233Son of a BitchHVS 5c
234SidewinderV6
235Exocetf8A *
236StipuleV9
237Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+
238Curving CrackVS 4c
239Curving Crack AreteV1
240Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A
 STEPTOE - MIDDLE TIER - (STEPTOE & SON) 
242Bert WellsHVS 5b
243Centre LeftV2 5c
244SteptoeHVS 6a **
245TiptoeVS 5a ***
246Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *
247Bridge ChimneyD
248No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b
249Shorty's DilemmaV3
 THE LEFT CHEEK - THE UPPER TIER 
251Stomach Traversenone amusin *
252Bratt PackVS 4c
253Play a longHVS 5b
254Wild ThingVS 4b
255Cunning StuntsV3 5c
 THE RIGHT CHEEK - UPPER TIER 
257Micro CornerV6
258Micro Coronaryf7B+ **
259Problem AreteVS 4c
260Slab and MantelshelfM
261Left Arete (II)D
262Goblin's EarVD
 BUTTRESS 22 - ALL THE TWOS 
2643.3 Metre SlabHS 4b
265Ten Foot SlabD
266Davies AreteV1 *
267Davies RampV5 **
268Simple SallyV7 *
269HoleshotV8 f7b+
270Small DynoV3 *
271Cypherf8B ***
272Chockstone Pull UpD
 SULKY LITTLE BOYS 
274Supple WallV5 **
275Sulky little boys left handV4 **
276Sulky Little BoysV7 f7a+ ***
277Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***
278Slanting Flake -LHV2 5c *
279Slanting FlakeHS 4b **
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Grades need updating to the new guide. Especially the rediculous trad graded boulder problems...
Smelly Fox - 13/Dec/14
Superb rock quality.
glaramara - 25/Oct/14
Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11
Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10
good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08
outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04
wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04
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These details were last updated on 13/Jul/2014
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